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Iris haynei

Botanical Name: Iris haynei (added by E. Solomon, 03-APR-05)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris biggeri (E. Solomon, 03-APR-05)


Oncocyclus (E. Solomon, 03-APR-05)

Common Names:

Gilboa Iris (E. Solomon, 03-APR-05)

Mount Gilboa Iris (D. Kramb, 30-NOV-08)

Chromosome Count:

2n=20 (E. Solomon, 03-APR-05)

General Description:

14"-20" (35-50cm) tall, large flowers 4" (10cm) in diameterare are light purple to mauve (E. Solomon, 03-APR-05)

The flower is magnificent with many shades of purple and lilac. Standards and falls are covered by a dense net of veins interspersed with a profusion of fine, small dots. The patch is dark purple, almost black. (D. Kramb, 30-NOV-08)

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Native Range:

Mt. Gilboa, Northeast Israel (E. Solomon, 03-APR-05)

Status in the Wild:

Endangered (E. Solomon, 03-APR-05)

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Sources Cited:

Information entered on 30-NOV-2008 comes from the ASI 1998 Plant Sale catalog. (D. Kramb, 30-NOV-08)

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